Building your next home is an exciting time. Usually, your electrician will arrange the new electricity connection or a temporary power supply during construction.

New connections

If you are building a new residence or commercial premises and there are already low voltage lines or cable running past the boundary, a new connection will generally be straightforward. Your electrician will be able to arrange the connection with us. All you need to do is let them know who your preferred electricity retailer is.

In other situations, where there are no existing low voltage lines, or where the new load is significant compared to the capacity of the existing lines, then installing a new connection is more complex and you will need to discuss your plans with us.  


To apply for a new connection, alteration to an existing connection or temporary supply, please complete and return a Connection Application.

Aurora Energy Connection Application (PDF)

See Developers, consultants and electricians for more information.

Temporary supply

Temporary connections give builders and other tradespeople access to electricity at a building site where there is no existing connection to our network. Aurora Energy treats a temporary builder's connection in the same way that we treat any other new connection. In most cases, your electrician will install the temporary supply box on the section and arrange for an Aurora Energy approved contractor to connect it to the network.

In many cases, the temporary supply box is positioned close to the final location of the meter box on the house. This means that the cable that connects the temporary supply to the Aurora Energy network can also be used to connect the finished house to the network. This saves the amount of attention required when the house is completed and the temporary supply box is no longer required.

Contact your electricity retailer to arrange a temporary supply connection.